TV formatted my drive and partitioned my HD

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TV formatted my drive and partitioned my HD

#1 Post by ez0es » 08 Sep 2016, 06:35

Hello,

Not sure which section my problem falls into here but...

I recently plugged my external 1TB WD Ultra passport HD into a panasonic TV. The TV seems to have partitioned and formatted my HD. I can no longer get to the contents of my HD but believe its still there.

My drive was formatted for a mac. I did however try to place to a PC which didnt work either.

I simply want to access the drive so I can copy some files before I format it...

Can testdisk help me do that? if so how do I do it?

Would I use photorec? Not sure because I don't think the files were deleted...Please help.

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Re: TV formatted my drive and partitioned my HD

#2 Post by cgrenier » 08 Sep 2016, 06:39

If your disk was formated for a Mac, it probably was using HFS+ filesystem.
You can use testdisk to search this partition (testdisk, Analyse, Quick Search...), read https://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Step_By_Step for more details

If it doesn't work or if your partition is unreadable, you can use PhotoRec https://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec_Step_By_Step

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